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Published on November 20th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


Genre-Bending Rockers Folk Family Revival Announce the Final Show of Their Residency at Sam’s Town Point On Saturday, Nov. 23


Lone Star Beer and Splice Records present the band of brothers’ final show of their Austin residency with special guest Ramsay Midwood

Houston-based, genre-bending rockers Folk Family Revival announce the final show of their Austin residency at Sam’s Town Point on Saturday, Nov. 23 with special guest folk-rock, Americana and blues singer-songwriter, and Sam’s Town Point owner, Ramsay Midwood. The show is presented by Texas-based, independent record label Splice Records and Lone Star Beer, with barbecue for charity provided by local BBQ Pitmasters Ronnie and Chelsea Holden from Ronche Meats. Food will be served by donations only, with all proceeds going to the Austin Mosaic Music Collection, curated by Dan Redman. Sam’s Town Point is located at 2115 Allred Dr., Austin, Texas 78748 and tickets are $10, which can be purchased in advance here or at the door. Doors are at 7 p.m. For more information on Folk Family Revival, please see www.folkfamilyrevival.com. The band is signed to Splice Records. For more on Splice Records, please see www.splicerecordstx.com.

“Whether playing a song, watching a band or just listening to the gold on the jukebox, there’s hardly anywhere I’d rather be,” said Mason Lankford. “Sam’s Town Point feels like home, it’s exactly the kind of place I like to be.”

“Sam’s Town Point is my favorite Honky Tonk dive bar in Texas… not just in Austin, but in Texas,” said Splice Records CEO Shaun Brennan. “I saw Shinyribs play there during SXSW two years back and immediately wanted to do a show there. We did the Folk Family Revival album release party there and this is our fall follow up. Be ready to drink, be ready to eat, and be ready to get all zen at our mini Zen City pop-up!”

The band of brothers, comprised of Mason, Barrett and Lincoln Lankford and family friend and adopted brother Caleb Pace, released their new album, “Electric Darlin,” earlier this year on Friday, June 7. The album was produced by John Evans and recorded by Patrick Herzfeld at Signal Hill Recording Studio in Dripping Springs, Texas.


Nov. 8: Kings Live Music – Conway, Arkansas

Nov. 12: Sam’s Town Point – Austin, Texas

Nov. 13: Raven Tower – Houston, Texas

Nov. 15: Last Concert Cafe – Houston, Texas

Nov. 16: Private show – Conroe, Texas

Nov. 20: Raven Tower – Houston Texas

Nov. 23: Sam’s Town Point – Austin, Texas

Dec. 6: Buck Fuffalo’s Family Christmas – Stephenville, Texas

Dec. 14: Austin Cocktail Fest – Austin, Texas

Dec. 19: Austin Music Live Taping (One-2-One Bar) – Austin, Texas

Dec. 29: Devil’s Backbone Tavern – Fischer, Texas

About Folk Family Revival:

Wherever the Folk Family Revival plays, the ground underneath seems more a sanctuary than a stage. Sure enough, the Lankford family, Mason, Barrett and Lincoln, once filled a pew at a Magnolia, Texas church, where the brothers became fast friends with their soon to be brother and lead guitarist Caleb Pace. They played rock ‘n’ roll in church for a time, until the congregation found them a little too wild for their flock. So the family dug up their roots from that place and headed home to the little shed next to their parents’ house, the blue house, where the brothers honed their craft.

Beneath many hours of cosmic contemplation, tempered through many more hours of pressure and concentration, the boys fashioned a sound; clear and righteous, bold and forceful, complex and simple at the same time. Mason’s lyrics ride the narrow edge of paradox and preaching, while the rumble of the band pulses with the fury of sacred rage. They’ve come to shake the windows and rattle the walls. They will go down fighting.

With their record releases thus far, 2011’s “Unfolding” and 2015’s “Water Walker,” the band of brothers’ music has evolved and left fans guessing with each rendition of their ever-changing sound. With the recent release their new record, “Electric Darlin,” in June 2019, fans have once again fallen in love with the multi-genre direction the band has taken with their new sound.

Over the years, Folk Family Revival have opened for legends such as Willie Nelson, Lucas Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hayes Carll, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eddie Money, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Merle Haggard, George Jones, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Suffers and Jon Foreman.

About Ramsay Midwood:

It isn’t likely that anyone is going to accuse Ramsay Midwood of being glossy or ultraslick anytime soon. Earthy, gritty, rugged, and soulful, Midwood is an Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter whose folk-rock, Americana, and roots rock owe a major debt to the blues — in fact, his songs are soaked in blues feeling. Midwood brings a variety of influences to the table. Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott have obviously had a major impact on his work; so have Bob Dylan and Tom Waits (especially Waits’ early recordings). There are traces of Bruce Springsteen in some of Midwood’s writing, and there are times when he brings to mind the darker, moodier side of bluesmen John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins.

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